Taro Kuriyama

A running list of favorite fantasy and sci-fi titles.


Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time (1993 - 2013)
Classic high fantasy. Completed by Sanderson after Jordan\'s passing.

Patrick Rothfuss, The Kingkiller Chronicle (2007 -)
An immersive series that hooks all readers... with many impatiently awaiting the completion of the trilogy.

Brandon Sanderson, The Stormlight Archive (2010 - )
High fantasy in the making, an epic in the tradition of Jordan...

Scott Lynch, Gentleman Bastard (2006 - )
There are thieves, and then there are thieves....


J Michael Straczynski, Babylon 5 (1994 - 1998)
Space opera at its finest. Perhaps the greatest sci-fi on screen.

Frank Herbert, Dune (1965 - 1985)
The classic series spanning an expansive timeline and grand themes.

Lois McMasters Bujold, The Vorkosigan Saga (1986 - )
Excellent characters with varied stories in a mix of traditional and sci-fi themes.

Star Trek: Voyager (1995 - 2001)
O Captain! My Captain!

James S.A. Corey, The Expanse (2011 - )
A modern classic in the making, expanded into a high-quality TV adaptation.

Honorable Mentions

Christelle Dabos, La Passe-Miroir (2013 - )
A coming of age story, with plenty of smoke and mirrors. Written in French.

Jasper Fforde, The Constant Rabbit (2020)
Magical realism with anthropomorphic rabbits. How deep is your warren?

Jasper Fforde, Early Riser (2018)
An inventive fantasy with unexpected twists.

Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn (2006 - )
A good Sanderson epic to enjoy while waiting for installments of The Stormlight Archive.

Mark Lawrence, The Book of the Ancestor (2017 - 2019)
A coming of age story in an accessible, self-contained trilogy.